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LIMIT LOCATIONS FOR NEW ADULT-FOCUSED BUSINESSES? The City of Albert Lea is considering a zoning law that would limit the locations for new cannabis, off-sale liquor, tobacco and sexually-oriented businesses. Under the draft zoning law, new adult-focused businesses would be prohibited in residential areas, the historic downtown, an area around downtown and areas along interstates. In other parts of Albert Lea, new cannabis, off-sale liquor and tobacco businesses would need to be at least 1,000 feet from a school or 500 feet from a daycare, residential treatment facility, or an attraction within a public park that is regularly used by minors. New sexually-oriented businesses would need to be at least 1,500 from an interstate highway; 1,000 feet from a school; or 500 feet from a residential area, park, rec area, public theater, shopping center or airport. For more information, visit the city website at cityofalbertlea.org/zoningforthefuture/. ... See MoreSee Less

LIMIT LOCATIONS FOR NEW ADULT-FOCUSED BUSINESSES? The City of Albert Lea is considering a zoning law that would limit the locations for new cannabis, off-sale liquor, tobacco and sexually-oriented businesses. Under the draft zoning law, new adult-focused businesses would be prohibited in residential areas, the historic downtown, an area around downtown and areas along interstates. In other parts of Albert Lea, new cannabis, off-sale liquor and tobacco businesses would need to be at least 1,000 feet from a school or 500 feet from a daycare, residential treatment facility, or an attraction within a public park that is regularly used by minors. New sexually-oriented businesses would need to be at least 1,500 from an interstate highway; 1,000 feet from a school; or 500 feet from a residential area, park, rec area, public theater, shopping center or airport. For more information, visit the city website at https://cityofalbertlea.org/zoningforthefuture/.

Check out what's happening at the Albert Lea Public Library this week! Don't forget, the library will be closed Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Stop by and stock up for the long weekend!Check out what is happening this week at the Albert Lea Public Library!
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Check out whats happening at the Albert Lea Public Library this week! Dont forget, the library will be closed Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Stop by and stock up for the long weekend!

3 COUNCIL SEATS UP FOR ELECTION: If interested in running for City Council, the filings open Tuesday, May 21, for the Ward 1, 3 and 5 seats. For more information, go to cityofalbertlea.org/filingsopen. ... See MoreSee Less

3 COUNCIL SEATS UP FOR ELECTION: If interested in running for City Council, the filings open Tuesday, May 21, for the Ward 1, 3 and 5 seats. For more information, go to https://cityofalbertlea.org/filingsopen.

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Albert Lea Recreation Facebook Feed

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Loads of fun planned at our local neighborhood play parks this summer! ☀️MONDAY, JUNE 3RD - Our Terrific Traveling Trailers will be visiting local parks this summer providing free activities!

Park locations for 2024: Hawthorne, Hammer, Sibley, Valley, Lakeview, Hayek, Academy and Sondergaard.
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Loads of fun planned at our local neighborhood play parks this summer! ☀️

I spy barges but they're not for dredging...yet! 🧐 In a couple of weeks, J.F. Brennan Company, Inc. will be installing habitat features into the recently dredged Main Bay of Fountain Lake. These habitat features, including rock reefs and boulder clusters, will enhance biodiversity, and provide shelter, food sources, spawning grounds, and forage locations. To learn more, visit www.shellrock.org/index.asp?SEC=757C6226-974E-4D58-BE02-81679FE128F3&DE=8E377CF1-9059-460B-B41D-E... ... See MoreSee Less

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Dylan H Thompson this is what’s going on

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Albert Lea Public Library Facebook Feed

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Calling all local authors! Would you would like to participate in our third annual Local Author Festival on Tuesday, August 27? Use this link to apply by June 14: tinyurl.com/36pwmef2
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Calling all local authors!  Would you would like to participate in our third annual Local Author Festival on Tuesday, August 27? Use this link to apply by June 14: https://tinyurl.com/36pwmef2
#alpl #albertleapubliclibrary #localauthors

Check out what is happening this week at the Albert Lea Public Library!
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Check out what is happening this week at the Albert Lea Public Library! 
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#alpl #albertleapubliclibrary #albertlea

Are you looking for fun, new puzzles? Stop into the Fiction Library and swap one of yours for a 'new' one! A fun way to always have different puzzles to put together!
Currently there is NO room for puzzle donations, but feel free to stop in to exchange a puzzle or two!
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Are you looking for fun, new puzzles? Stop into the Fiction Library and swap one of yours for a new one! A fun way to always have different puzzles to put together! 
Currently there is NO room for puzzle donations, but feel free to stop in to exchange a puzzle or two!
#alpl #albertleapubliclibrary #albertlea #puzzleexchange #puzzles

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We love exchanging puzzles! Thanks for having this as an option ❤️

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Albert Lea Police Department Facebook Feed

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Albert Lea Police Department shoulder patches will soon be replaced with a new design!

History from left to right:
It is not quite known when the triangle patch was introduced, but they were phased out in the mid 1980’s to the first shield shape with “MINN” under the sailboat design. In the early 2010’s, the shield patch was kept with a slight color darkening and the “MINN” changed to “MN”. Now in 2024, you will soon see ALPD officers with a new shoulder patch design and shape. The new design will be unveiled in the near future. Stay tuned!
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Albert Lea Police Department shoulder patches will soon be replaced with a new design!  

History from left to right:
It is not quite known when the triangle patch was introduced, but they were phased out in the mid 1980’s to the first shield shape with “MINN” under the sailboat design.  In the early 2010’s, the shield patch was kept with a slight color darkening and the “MINN” changed to “MN”.  Now in 2024, you will soon see ALPD officers with a new shoulder patch design and shape.  The new design will be unveiled in the near future.  Stay tuned!

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Why ?

Nothing wrong with the present one

Got to jump on the bandwagon and change something

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Safe Celebrations!
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Kids are going to get their hands on whatever they want these days it's always been that way . People cry that Marijuana is a gateway drug 🤣yeah right alcohol is, and always will be.

Always good reminders for parents to have the conversation.

disappointing this even needs to be sent out!! It’s a parent’s job to PARENT, not be their child’s friend 🙄

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On this Peace Officer's Memorial Day, May 15, 2024, the Albert Lea Police Department honors and remembers Albert Lea Special Policeman Judson H. Randall. On November 4, 1899, 51 year-old Officer Randall was assaulted while executing a court order commanding officers to move a smallpox patient to a quarantine hospital. Officer Randall died from his injuries two days later on November 6, 1899 leaving behind his wife and adult daughter. Officer Randall was laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. ... See MoreSee Less

On this Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, 2024, the Albert Lea Police Department honors and remembers Albert Lea Special Policeman Judson H. Randall.  On November 4, 1899, 51 year-old Officer Randall was assaulted while executing a court order commanding officers to move a smallpox patient to a quarantine hospital.  Officer Randall died from his injuries two days later on November 6, 1899 leaving behind his wife and adult daughter.  Officer Randall was laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.Image attachment

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Does anyone know where in Graceland his grave is located?

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Albert Lea Fire Rescue Facebook Feed

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Our newest full-time firefighter, Blair Bonnerup, was a hit at Lakeview Elementary's field day today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Way to go Blair Bonnerup ! So proud of you 👏

Congratulations Blair Bonnerup! You will continue to do great things for Albert Lea Fire Rescue!

Congratulations Blair!

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